It’s Not Very Nice That: Politics in Contemporary Graphic Design10:30 – 17:00, FreeThe Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, G1 3NU
A look at graphic and communication design’s active engagement in an evolving political landscape, examining the resurgence of political practice among designers since the mid-00s.
Britain From Above: Scotland’s Industrial Might10:30 – 17:00, FreeThe Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, G1 3NU
Exhibition tracing the histories of factories, shipyards, mills, ironworks and their surrounding communities over three decades, from 1919 to 1953, drawing on many rare and previously unseen aerial images.
Kathrin Sonntag: I See You Seeing Me See You10:30 – 16:30, FreeCooper Gallery, Crawford Building DJCAD, 13 Perth Road, Dundee, DD1 4HT
Newly-commissioned series of photographs by Berlin-based artist Kathrin Sonntag, marking her first solo exhibition in the UK.
Friends of Wilson: Architectural Acoustic Panels10:30 – 17:00, FreeThe Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, G1 3NU
Major installation of the new modular wall panel system, Tessellate, alongside video and audio that highlights the important benefits that good acoustic design can bring to the spaces we live, work and socialise in.
Letizia Battaglia: Breaking the Code of Silence10:30 – 17:30, FreeOpen Eye Gallery, 19 Mann Island, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, L3 1BP
An exhibition of black and white photography by Sicilian photographer and photojournalist, Letizia Battaglia, made up of images from the mid 70s to late 90s, depicting a dark time in Italian history when the Corleonesi mafia held the country in its grip.
Time and Motion: Redefining Working Life11:00 – 18:00, FreeFACT, 88 Wood Street, Liverpool, L14DQ
A group exhibition in collaboration with the Royal College of Art's Creative Exchange, exploring the workplace through artworks and research projects and placing the subject of shifting from an industrial to a service-based economy in focus.
Thomson & Craighead: Maps DNA and Spam11:00 – 18:00, FreeDCA, 152 Nethergate, Dundee, DD1 4DY
Largest solo show in Scotland to date of the work of Thomson & Craighead, commemorating 20 years working together as collaborative artists – featuring new work and a selection of the duo's best-regarded installations.
Speaking in Tongues: Sonia Boyce + Pavel Büchler + Susan Hiller11:00 – 18:00, FreeCCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JD
Unique exhibition grown out of archival research on the Third Eye Centre and CCA – focusing on the 90s, and inviting three artists who'd shown at different times in that period to return and take over the space with a selection of old and recent works.
Stefan Rolloff: NSA11:00 – 18:00, FreeSummerhall, 1 Summerhall, The Meadows, Edinburgh, EH9 1QH
Berlin-based artist Stefan Roloff takes to a gallery setting to combine installation with video to create environments that reinforce the message of his politically-committed films.
Karin Gunnarsson Apparitions11:00 – 18:00, FreeSummerhall, 1 Summerhall, The Meadows, Edinburgh, EH9 1QH
Known for her work examining the otherworldly-ness and absence associated with ghosts, Karen Gunnarsson displays a new site-specific installation, informed by Summerhall’s former life as a veterinary college and hospital.
Ian Hughes: Unearthed Tongues Set Free11:00 – 18:00, FreeSummerhall, 1 Summerhall, The Meadows, Edinburgh, EH9 1QH
Deliberately using shocking techniques as a metaphor for the true horror of the Holocaust, Edinburgh-based Ian Hughes displays a series photographs, paintings and sculptures inspired by his visit to Poland and Russia.
Stephanie Mann: Inherit This Mango11:00 – 18:00, FreeSummerhall, 1 Summerhall, The Meadows, Edinburgh, EH9 1QH
Stephanie Mann gives a contemporary twist to the still life tradition by using video and photography alongside large wall installations to expand the framing of her works beyond simply the canvas.
Thomas Anderson: Rest Assured11:00 – 18:00, FreeSummerhall, 1 Summerhall, The Meadows, Edinburgh, EH9 1QH
Thomas Anderson creates adaptations from memorable works of fiction, rooting them in reality with moving image and stills visually representing the punctuation of life.
Colin Jarvie: In Praise of Shadows11:00 – 18:00, FreeSummerhall, 1 Summerhall, The Meadows, Edinburgh, EH9 1QH
Special exhibition exploring two of late photographer Colin Jarvie's contrasting ‘realities’ from the series My World, My Wife, My Camera and Juan y... and (The Bus Drivers of Acapulco).
Kevin Williamson: Love To Love You Baby11:00 – 18:00, FreeSummerhall, 1 Summerhall, The Meadows, Edinburgh, EH9 1QH
Showcase of eight short films inspired by the Queen of Disco, Donna Summer, by author, poet and visual artist Kevin Williamson – founder of Rebel Inc. and co-founder Neu! Reekie!.
Alan Smithee: The Grudge Shed11:00 – 18:00, FreeSummerhall, 1 Summerhall, The Meadows, Edinburgh, EH9 1QH
Scottish artist Alan Smithee invites one and all to admit their sins, and even relish them – setting up a 'Grudge Shed' in Summerhall's courtyard, where visitors can leave small sacrifices and tributes to the gods of grievance.
Dieter Roth: Rot Rot(h) Roth11:00 – 18:00, FreeSummerhall, 1 Summerhall, The Meadows, Edinburgh, EH9 1QH
Small exhibition of the bookworks, printed editions and ephemera of the master printmaker, obsessive cataloguer and lover of all decay, Dieter Roth.
Harry Papadopoulos: The Edit11:00 – 18:00, FreeSummerhall, 1 Summerhall, The Meadows, Edinburgh, EH9 1QH
Exhibition of legendary Scottish music photographer Harry Papadopoulos, taking in acts the photographer captured of the post-punk waterfront - including Edwyn Collins and Orange Juice, Aztec Camera, Josef K and Edinburgh luminaries Davy Henderson.
Constructions of Landscape: Work in Progress 311:00 – 18:00, FreeStills, 23 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1BP
Work in Progress series presenting the photography of artists working with Stills' production facilities and residency programmes, with this exhibition employing techniques of refraction, juxtaposition, montage and alternative photographic processes.
Hazel Gore + Catriona Ruth Paterson11:00 – 17:30, FreeThe Virginia Gallery, 45 Virginia Street, Glasgow, G1 1TS
Special double-header exhibition taking in the dream-like paintings and drawings of Hazel Gore and the drawing-as-storytelling work of Catriona Ruth Paterson, opening on International Women's Day.